St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Department:School of Law
Title: Assistant Director of Admissions
Reports to: Director of Admissions (J.D.)
The Assistant Director of Admissions provides support to the Office of J.D. Admissions in the overall execution of strategic departmental and institutional enrollment. This person represents St. John's University School of Law to the public and markets the mission and vision of the university to prospective students.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Admissions (J.D.) and will execute student recruitment on-campus, student recruitment off-campus, help with housing, and support the deferral and scholarship reconsideration processes. The Assistant Director will also help with the transfer and visitor application process. The Assistant Director will share responsibility for reviewing 1L applications and serve as a personal admission counselor for a portion of our applicant pool.
As part of a proactive recruitment team, the Assistant Director will help develop and utilize recruitment strategies to achieve enrollment goals.
Manage prescribed recruitment functions as designated by the Director of Admissions.
This position will have responsibility for application oversight, recruiting, interviewing and evaluating prospective students. This includes helping to coordinate the admissions process; cultivating and nurturing pre-law advisors and other partners; attending recruitment fairs and events; and actively managing a personal contact campaign via multiple mediums to assure exceptional service.
Help plan and execute on-campus admission events, including tours, open houses, mock classes, a tri-state law fair, and at least two full-day admitted student programs. Coordinate speakers, rooms, food, RSVPs, case materials and more for programs in advance.
Email, meet with, and arrange visits and tours. Serve as the point person to address all of their needs through the admissions cycle. Lead tours as needed.
Post and coordinate class visit opportunities every semester.
Perform website updates for relevant sections of the law school site as directed.
Review and make recommendations on a portion of the applicant pool.
Serve as a personal admission counselor to a portion of our applicant pool.
Travel to represent the School of Law at a significant number of recruitment events.
Suggest and implement new outreach efforts to meet prospective students, including professionals who may not be in a pre-law pipeline.
Serve as the housing liaison for all admitted students with on- and off-campus housing options. Coordinate efforts to provide accurate and timely information from Residential Life.
Helps track and coordinates all outbound email communication for the Office of Admission.
Working with the Office of Marketing and Communications, serves as the lead person overseeing the production of print publications, editing content for web/social/print for the admissions office.
Evaluate transcripts and international records for eligibility. Research foreign education systems as needed and analyze academic records from foreign secondary and tertiary institutions.
Advise international students on immigration matters and monitor international student progress with ISSO.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of at least two years of admissions experience in higher education.
Demonstrated written communication skills to compose and edit clear, concise, and grammatically correct business correspondence. Public speaking ability required.
Skill and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as they affect the law school admissions process; a demonstrated commitment to building a strong and diverse applicant pool.
Strong technological skills (preferably experience in Banner system, ACES/Unite, Access database). Experience with Excel.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills required, including work with diverse people and dynamic situations.
Attention to detail required.
Strong problem-solving skills. Advanced organizational, time management and process management skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage large programs/projects and comfort working across high-functioning teams.
The ability to use sound judgment in all situations and discretion with confidential data required.
Travel required (local and out-of-state) during the fall recruitment season.
Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
Valid U.S. driver's license required.
All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.